[scribus] PDFtoPS vs PDF2PS

Gregory Pittman gregp_ky at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 19 17:49:36 CET 2010

On 01/19/2010 09:16 AM, Tom Connolly wrote:
> It was suggested PDFtoPS then pstopdf creates a much leaner pdf than PDF2ps, etc. I know how to use the latter, but I can't find any instruction for how to use PDFtoPS.  Is it a Linux only app? I am using Windows Vista. I've only very rarely used command line stuff.  I do a newsletter that winds up 48MB via Scribus export to PDF. I need to get it under a meg, if possible. Thanks
This workaround may work better, and is certainly easier:

Open the PDF in Adobe Reader, then print to a file, which will create a 
PS file. Then take that file and use ps2pdf (which is part of 
ghostscript). This is also a workaround for flattening transparency for 
a PDF 1.3 file.


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